Kristoffer HEILEMANN

Managing Director | BBDO PROXIMITY

Kristoffer Heilemann has been Managing Director at BBDO Düsseldorf since joining in 2011. He started his career at Nordpol Hamburg. Later he was a Creative Director at DDB Berlin.

Kristoffer worked for many national and international clients such as Dr. Oetker, Mars, Beck‘s, ARAG, Generali, Postbank, Nivea, Volkswagen, Smart, Nike, ENTEGA, Bridgestone, Congstar, Asics, Deutsche Fußball Liga, Sky.

He is a member of the German Art Directors Club.

As a creative he believes, that we can influence people in a positive way.

Kristoffer loves to spend his time with his wife and his little son.

questionnaire

What was your very first job?

Doing a campaign for the local football club FC St. Pauli at Nordpol Hamburg.

 

Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails?

Creating campaigns and customer experiences for brands. Trying to do something new and exciting every day.

 

How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? What was there train of events that brought you to where you are today?

As a child I was always encouraged to express myself in a creative way.

I started studying architecture. It was more of a coincidence that led me to the world of advertising. There I was lucky that I had always had wonderful people who helped me to grow as a person and develop creatively.

 

In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant?

I try to be open for any kind of input and not to be inspired by advertising too much.

 

If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation it required, rather than its recognition or industry “success,” what would it be?

I am very proud of a project I did for a renewable energy provider called ENTEGA.

The "Denkanstöße" campaign took me out of my comfort zone. Instead of doing a traditional advertising campaign we did a series of installations in Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart. A different way of creating awareness of climate change, the danger of nuclear power, the potential of wasted energy and of course of the brand.

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